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Tight Lending Standards Represent Future Challenge

Tight Lending Standards Represent Future Challenge


A recent analysis from Goldman Sachs revealed that despite loosening standards, securing a mortgage…

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Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Fall in June

Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Fall in June


After three solid months, pending home sales took a step back, according to NAR’s…

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Chicagoland Home Price Increases Among Nation’s Best in Case-Shiller

Chicagoland Home Price Increases Among Nation’s Best in Case-Shiller


The good news continued for Chicagoland home prices, according to the latest Case-Shiller. Home…

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The 8 Referral Methods Foreign Consumers Use When Choosing an Agent

The 8 Referral Methods Foreign Consumers Use When Choosing an Agent


We all know that foreign homebuyers operate in different ways than U.S.-born consumers, but…

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3 Implications of Zillow’s $3.5 Billion Acquisition of Trulia

3 Implications of Zillow’s $3.5 Billion Acquisition of Trulia


The¬†Zillow/Trulia merger could mean serious alterations to how agents and consumers interact. After a…

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The Top-Selling Chicago Neighborhoods in 2014 – Thus Far

The Top-Selling Chicago Neighborhoods in 2014 – Thus Far


Last week, we reported on the top-selling Chicago neighborhoods of June, but what neighborhoods…

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The 3 Best Ways to Make Sure Your Transaction Closes on Time

The 3 Best Ways to Make Sure Your Transaction Closes on Time


With the tightening of lender guidelines ever since the recession, and with the increase…

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The 10 Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland in 2014′s First Half

The 10 Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland in 2014′s First Half


What were Chicagoland’s busiest suburban housing markets in 2014′s first half? #154343349 / gettyimages.com…

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4 Important Tidbits on the Demoralizing New Home Sales Report

4 Important Tidbits on the Demoralizing New Home Sales Report


June proved a very rough month for new home sales, but how bad are…

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Subprime Market Major Hurdle for Hopeful African American Homeowners

Subprime Market Major Hurdle for Hopeful African American Homeowners


Despite improve racial equality by leaps and bounds, the U.S. housing market continues to…

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